The image of boring old government jobs seem to be a thing of the past in Durham.
It’s hard to follow the 2016 presidential election without feeling pessimistic about government. If national polling averages can be trusted (ahem, they can), then the current likeliest scenario is that Hillary Clinton will be our president and a large minority of Americans may believe that she essentially stole the election. It’s hard to imagine how […]
Or how a team of Sanford students worked with the Town of Zebulon to increase citizen engagement in council meetings.
A student reflects on his year-long master’s project to create an innovation district in Elizabeth City, NC.
What local government leaders learned about innovation through workshops on behavioral economics and human centered design.
Lessons learned from a yearlong master’s project on how to foster a regional ecosystem more supportive of entrepreneurs in rural NC.
The work described here was done in partnership with fellow Sanford Master of Public Policy students Jessie Bristol, Hunter Buckworth, and Himanshi Jain. In many ways, Durham is a model of economic growth and innovation for the rest of North Carolina. The Tobacco Campus rehabilitation is gorgeous. New market-rate apartments downtown attract young people to […]
Student reflects on what he learned from Sanford’s first-ever course on Human Centered Design in Government.